Lighting Control is often referred to as mood lighting. Dragon-AV can work with your electrician and Lighting designer to ensure lighting control systems are installed to meet all safety regulations as well as the overall design scheme. Lighting control systems can control multiple circuits of lights in predetermined and programmed scenes. These scenes can be used to enhance the ambience of your property at the touch of a button. Lighting control can used in all sorts of ways to ensure a room can have a different feeling depending on what it’s being used for, ranging from dimming lighting to colour changing lighting or even emergency lighting. For example a lighting control system can be set to turn all the lights out in your house from a single location or multiple locations. Lighting control systems should reduce energy consumption and extend the lifespan of lights, reducing costs in both maintenance and energy.
The inclusion of lighting control will enable you to set the mood in every room to the most suitable level for every purpose, be it entertaining guests, relaxing with the family, watching TV or simply enjoying some time out. While adding lighting control is convenient it will also extend the lifespan of the lights and should reduce energy consumption. The ability to control the latest developments in LED, cold cathode and fluorescent technologies means you can integrate these with the best levels of control and efficiency. Added features include improvements in security with simulated occupancy and panic scenes, automatic lighting operation to coincide with dawn and dusk times and single button whole house off.
Lighting control can be retrofitted to existing properties, built in at the start of a new build, installed as part of a new room construction or included as part a refurbishment. The ability to include all types of lighting with customised preset scenes for each mood gives yourself and your designer huge flexibility without having to worry about how you will recreate and control the room. It’s the press of one button to return to that special mood; The living room with a warm glow on a cold winter evening or lighting the kitchen just bright enough to make the first pot of tea in the morning.
The lighting within your property is often controlled alongside the audio visual components; this enables further functionality such as automatically selecting a dimmed lighting scene when the lounge TV is turned on after dusk or closing the curtains when turning on the lights. The control can also work in reverse; as you leave a room and turn the lights off the TV can be instructed to turn off, again saving energy and saving you from having to find the remote.